Ministry in the Mountains

St Moritz, Switzerland is a mountain village sitting at 6000 feet which is relaxed and friendly, making it an ideal location for training and focusing. World Class athletes from around the world train here each year.

AIA Switzerland serves this unique group by assisting them to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. They provide physiotherapy and massage therapy services, hosts discussions on balancing life and sport, and holds devotional groups to share insights on applying biblical truth to everyday issues.

Our team provides support for this mission by co-leading the devotions and discussions, training alongside the other athletes, bringing a physiotherapist, and seeking to begin and renew friendships.

We are looking forward to growing ourselves as we connect with athletes from around the globe.

Tim, on behalf of the team

This mission has developed over the past few years by building the reputation of Athletes in Action as a group which serves the needs of athletes well. The openness and trust of our hosts and of AIA in general has grown stronger. Conversations around the track, and village have become more numerous and more open. The participation in the discussions has increased as well over the past couple years. We are excited to see the response to the track side devotions this summer.

Meet The Ladies, Part 2

Paige was born and raised in Pottsville, PA and this Syracuse senior is joining our Switzerland team! She is looking forward to learn how to more effectively share her faith, especially with younger athletes (she will also be helping with the Tuff Camp!)

“I am excited to share how my faith has changed how I view my sport and how I approach competition. I am also looking forward to meeting the other women on the trip and growing in our faith together. I am praying the Lord will help me step out of my comfort zone and continue to develop the leadership skills necessary to lead people to Him.”

As she prepares for the trip, please pray she makes her relationship with God her number one priority daily. Pray she continues to grow so she’s ready to serve the Lord this summer.

We are excited to have Sarah, from Western Michigan University, join this team!

Meet The Ladies, Part 1

We welcome Jordyn to the Switzerland team! She runs cross country and track for UC-Berkeley, which was quite the change from Centennial, CO! She is looking forward to traveling to another country, to spread the AIA ministry and to learn from other athletes on how their athletics have been impacted by their faith.

“I am praying that the Lord will speak through me throughout the trip and allow me to share my story about how identity, purpose, and faith has influenced my life and my sport. I also am praying that the Lord will allow me to spread the knowledge I gain onto my team and campus at Cal.”

She asks that you pray for courage, openness and learning through the new experiences for her and for her to grow into a better leader of Christ.

Amy D is a senior at UW Madison and enjoys competing in her hometown. “I cannot wait to go on this trip to Switzerland because the Lord has continued to give me opportunities to reach a variety of people and also to continue to learn from fellow followers of Christ. I’m looking forward to getting to reach the community in Switzerland but also get to help high schoolers really know the true meaning of letting God be in control of all your life not part.” (She will also be serving at TUFF camp).

She’s praying the Lord flows through the team, that they are true ambassadors of Christ and that through this trip, she can form relationships. As she prepares for the trip, she asks for prayers for the hearts of the people “we try to connect to are softened towards the gospel and God allows them to have ears that hear. For all of us in fundraising that he provides us the resources we need in order to partake in this mission. Even for all of us to experience the Lord in such deeps ways we never are able to look at the word and our relationship with the Lord the same.”

Our Fearless Leaders

Tim, the director of AIA Track & Field, is returning to St. Moritz, Switzerland for the third year in a row. He is looking forward to, “the opportunity to travel with our project athletes and see them step out in faith to connect with the athletes training there in St. Moritz, which is one the best places for distance runners to train.” He asks for prayers for Vinci & Regi Carrillo who are AIA Switzerland staff members as they make preparations to receive a team. Please also pray for spiritually open hearts of the athletes in St. Moritz.

Sue is joining her husband for their third trip to St. Moritz, Switzerland. She enjoys the unity the small team brings and the team Bible studies. She asks for prayers for this team’s unity and for good connections with the athletes at the track, who will be from all around the world.